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... villages, it's OK with me. Beautiful place.
Drove from Marzamemi to Modica and checked into our B&B located in an elegant old renovated Palazzo on the main drag. Gorgeous old building run by a family that is apparently trying to keep the old beauty alive. Strolled the old town, climbing the 250 steps to the old cathedral and then did the passeggiata along with the townies.
... every so often, build dikes and dams so we can keep our feet dry. The fish won't like it much, but why do you think God invented factory trawlers?
The Sicilian Way to Build a City: Build it on top of a hill, idiota. Farmland is for food. What, you don't like to eat? You mama droppa you onna you head?
The Right Way to Elect your Leaders: Don't get me started.
... supplies and then finding a scenic little spot to enjoy our lunch.
We arrived in Noto late afternoon, checked onto our B&B, and wandered through the town. Like most of the towns and cities in southeastern Sicily, Noto was destroyed by the huge earthquake of 1693. It was rebuilt in the baroque architectural style popular at the time, using the ...
... conversation in which neither party seemed to understand anything the other was saying, I told Karen, "I think he's coming to let us in the studio." Sure enough, an older gentleman and younger woman shortly drove up in a terribly beat up old fiat, got out and opened the door, all the while carrying on a very animated conversation. As we looked around the "temperamental artist" stomped around the studio, picking things up and throwing them down, cursing, waving ...
... hall and conference spaces. We enjoyed a fascinating private tour by a former student.
The fish market in Catania is also fascinating. Who eats all this fish? So much quantity and so much variety, from salmon to swordfish, candle-fish to cuttlefish, octopus to ostriche (this last one had me a bit confused until I realized it was not the big bird, but the little bivalve - oysters). Fascinating to watch the many vendors ...